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by Mansfield Marauder
16 Dec 2008, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists revenge, good stories, thoughts etc.
Replies: 224
Views: 24310

Much as I appreciate the feeling that you need to retaliate and yes although I have never intentionally damaged a car I have on occaisions deliberatly annoyed drivers because they were breaking the law, would not the best solutoin be to take the drivers number and report them and when the plod get f...
by Mansfield Marauder
11 Dec 2008, 11:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horror stories
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Horror Stories

As one of the statistics I would like to add my peneth as it were I came of the bike last Friday (5/12/08) on a cycle path hit a sheet of black ice, came away with some bad bruising and yes I do have a point, it is the first accident I have had in the four years since I returned to cycling (I do not...
by Mansfield Marauder
9 Nov 2008, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Tandem Brake problems
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Old Tandem Brake problems

I have a very old tandem with 27 inch wheels that has centre pull 810 wienman brakes. Unfortunately the gap between the wire across the two arms and the end of the outer cable is not sufficient to enable proper safe braking does anyone do 27 inch wheels with disc brakes or should I move to 26 inch w...
by Mansfield Marauder
23 Oct 2008, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Spd/Flat pedal to go for?
Replies: 25
Views: 4078

Has anyone any experience of the the Btwin pedals sold by Decathlon specifically the MTB clipless or possibly the Btwin touring pedals?
by Mansfield Marauder
23 Oct 2008, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: IDIOT BLACK HACKNEY TAXI driver in WALLASEY, WIRRAL
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

I thought that might be the case so I should ignore the cycle lanes and advance stop areas because the motorists do. At one set of lights I use the cycle lane narrows down to about two feet wide the motorists still manage to block it by practically driving in the kerb, from my limited experience of...
by Mansfield Marauder
23 Oct 2008, 5:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: IDIOT BLACK HACKNEY TAXI driver in WALLASEY, WIRRAL
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

I thought that might be the case so I should ignore the cycle lanes and advance stop areas because the motorists do. At one set of lights I use the cycle lane narrows down to about two feet wide the motorists still manage to block it by practically driving in the kerb, from my limited experience of ...
by Mansfield Marauder
21 Oct 2008, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: IDIOT BLACK HACKNEY TAXI driver in WALLASEY, WIRRAL
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

So would every one on this blog think I am justified in the following. If I pull up at a set of traffic lights with an ASL and some moron has pulled over there stop line into the reserved cycle space or occasionally across the cyclists stop line I pull in front of them and then wait until the green ...
by Mansfield Marauder
18 Sep 2008, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken chain: emergency roadside repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

The SRAM split links are great for 8 and 9 speed chains - just make sure you get the correct link for the type of chain, the make doesn't matter. 10 speed is a different kettle of fish, the SRAM link for those is One Time Only. My chain broke Tuesday because I had taken it apart at the weekend to c...
by Mansfield Marauder
18 Sep 2008, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

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That sounds like the solution. Already happened to others ........


Right lets try that then. Seems to have sold it.
by Mansfield Marauder
17 Sep 2008, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

[quote="DaveP"][quote="Mansfield Marauder"]I do not seem to be able to get the hang of this quote thing.[/quote] I remember having problems at first, but not why! All I do now is click the button in the top right of the post I want to quote from which brings up the body text in e...
by Mansfield Marauder
16 Sep 2008, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

[quote="cidermartin"]I second reohn2's viewpoint. That's what I have on my road bikes: used for day rides and touring. Reasonable close ratios, able to get up steep hills. Any steeper I get off and walk.[/quote] Yeah I seem to remember form my formative days that when I took up touring I f...
by Mansfield Marauder
16 Sep 2008, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Had a bit of a mishap on the way home last night Bl**dy chain snapped it would appear that when I put it back on at the week end I did not make a very good job of it, so I think it is off to the LBS and let them sort it might as well have the block, chain set and chain replaced whilst they have it.
by Mansfield Marauder
15 Sep 2008, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

[quote="DaveP"]How about keeping the chainset but swapping a shifter to go 8 speed? You'd certainly get at least one sprocket in the "gap", and you would probably find more sprocket combinations off the peg. There doesnt seem to be much choice in 7 speed these days.[/quote] Dave ...
by Mansfield Marauder
15 Sep 2008, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Gearing

I know this subject has been thrashed to death on here in other blogs but please be patient. I am currently looking at swapping my drive chain i.e. new chainset, chain and block. My current set up is 28,38,48 chain set 14,16,18,20,22,24,34 block as you have probably spotted that is a hell of a step ...
by Mansfield Marauder
4 Sep 2008, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dead Fingers
Replies: 20
Views: 1882

I wear a pair of cycle mits always have won't with out them as my commute involves some off track cycle lanes which tend to get overgrown and I don't like stung hands (Legs I have to put up with) unfortunately because I have so much (computer, bell, reflector, bracket to carry lock, front light) on ...